Restoration of Ecosystems to Improve Rwanda Tourism

Rwanda has been undergoing into an economic and social reconstruction in the past years and has recorded a severe growth of about 8 % since 2011; this has been according to the BCC country news. Both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has agreed with the records and have asserted the economic boom in the country. This has also helped in increasing the number of people who come to Rwanda for safari tours. The economy of Rwanda has predominantly been driven by tourism and coffee and the tea exports, and there has been a development strategy of protecting the environment.

The government of Rwanda has taken many initiatives in the recent years in order to protect the ecosystems for the income generation and good governance. The initiatives and projects include; some of which are aimed at preserving the Rwandan mountain gorillas and the wetland restorations which are done in all the national parks, the profit sharing schemes which are to help the local people to benefit from the tourism developments. This has greatly helped in improving tourism development as well as increasing the number of people who come for safari to Rwanda.

Rwanda is a home to the mountain gorillas which is one of the rarest species of gorilla, with the collaboration of Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, both the countries have commitment to ecosystem restoration, Rwanda has done a lot in the restoration of the population of this critically endangered species to a slight increase in volcanoes national park. With the ecological benefits of preserving threatened species, the main aim of the scheme is to protect the mountain gorillas which will help in generating revenues from tourism. This is the country’s booming industry attracting travelers from around the world taking gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park, which now accounts for the biggest share of national GDP.

According to the government of Rwanda, the majority of the revenues which are produced by tourism are reinvested in the park and in Wildlife conservation; other profits are devoted to different projects in the area so that the local people can also benefit from the revenues which are generated by the parks and other attractions. This has also helped in increasing the number of people who engage in safari ventures within Rwanda. The restoration efforts are another attribute of rebuilding the country’s natural capital.

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